SkySpecs Blog
Bringing you the latest in automated drone inspection news & innovation

SkySpecs’ CTO Tom Brady talks to PES Magazine about the Future of Drone Inspections

SkySpecs’ CTO, Tom Brady, spoke with Power & Energy Solutions about drone inspections and SkySpecs’ record-breaking year, as well as the future of automated wind turbine inspection. “Our drones are completely automated, requiring only the push of a single button to collect photos of all four sides of each of the three blades of a wind […]

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SkySpecs CEO to take part in ‘Renewable Energy World’ Webinar, 6/30/2017

Join SkySpecs’ CEO Danny Ellis on June 30th, 2017, for a Renewable Energy World webinar.  The webinar, which also features Thomas Adams, VP/Power Business Development for ABS Group of Companies, Inc, begins at 10am EST and lasts an hour. The title of Friday’s discussion is, “Discovering the OpEx of US Offshore Wind Operations & Maintenance.” With one […]

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Siemens & SkySpecs Team Up to Lower O+M Costs Using Automated Drones

SkySpecs is excited to announce our collaboration with Siemens Windpower, which commenced in early 2017. Details of our work together are covered in a feature article in Wind Energy Update. Labor and vessel costs form a significant part of offshore O&M costs and developers are implementing the latest automated technology and data analytics to improve […]

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SkySpecs Completes Record Number of Automated Wind Turbine Inspections in 30-Day Period

Author: Danny Ellis, CEO & Co-Founder, SkySpecs It has been an exciting few months at SkySpecs with operations in multiple states and countries. In the last month, we have completed a record number of wind turbine inspections in a 30-day period totaling 483 turbines or 1,449 individual blades with an average of two operational systems […]

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SkySpecs Named Member of the New Commercial Drone Alliance

Drone Industry Veterans Lisa Ellman and Gretchen West announced yesterday the launch of the Commercial Drone Alliance, an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to growing the commercial drone ecosystem. The advocacy group is based in both Washington D.C, and Silicon Valley. Founding Alliance board members include Cisco, AirMap, Lift, DataWing and Measure. Additional members include SkySpecs, […]

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Interview with SkySpecs’ Founders on Channel ABC57

Skyspecs’ founders Danny Ellis and Tom Brady are featured on a local ABC news segment this week. The founders discuss the UAV industry and where it’s headed, as well as what inspired them to start a drone technology company.

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SkySpecs’ CEO Danny Ellis Featured in “Drone Industry Insights”

SkySpecs’ CEO, Danny Ellis, is today featured in “Drone Industry Insights”. Ellis writes about his early interest in UAV technology; founding Michigan Autonomous Aerial Vehicles (MAAV) and his vision for the UAV industry in the coming years.

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Visit SkySpecs at the University of Michigan Startup Career Fair on Jan. 14th

SkySpecs is proud to be one of several Ann Arbor startups that will be present at the University of Michigan’s Startup Career Fair on January 14th from 1-5pm on North Campus – Duderstadt Atrium, Duderstadt Connector, Pierpont Commons, and Bob and Betsy Beyster Building. Founders Tom Brady and Danny Ellis will return to their alma-mater […]

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SkySpecs’ Founders Make Forbes’ “30 Under 30” List in 2016

SkySpecs’ co-founders Danny Ellis and Tom Brady were announced as one of 600 chosen by Forbes’ prestigious “30 Under 30” list of 2016. Ellis and Brady are leading the way alongside some of the nation’s brightest and most influential young entrepreneurs. Read more here.

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TechCrunch & SkySpecs

“With the company’s first product, launching today at TechCrunch’s Hardware Battlefield 2015, drones become aware of their surroundings and will automatically avoid objects. If a person walks towards the spinning blades of death, the drone will casually back out of the way. If there is a tree in the way, the drone will avoid it.” […]

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